Conrad Rehrig 2 3

1757 - 1834

  • Born: 23 Feb 1757, , Carbon Co, Pennsylvania 1 2

  • Marriage: Christina Harter in 1777 1

  • Died: 18 Aug 1834 at age 77 4

  General Notes:

Per Ben Salem book
"According to the 1884 Carbon County History Book" Conrad Rehrig and many others may be buried on the Ben Salem Cemetery but no tablets are erected there.

from The History of Lehigh and Carbon Co Penna 1884

Conrad Rehrig was a native of this State, his father having come to this country at a very early date, landing at Germantown, and settling in that part of the State. Conrad served in the Revolution, after which he married and emigrated to north of the Blue Ridge, and settled in Lizard Creek Valley, between Pennsville and the Reuben Stiegerwalt farm. He was one of the founders of the Benn Salem Church, and on the building committee from 1794 to 1797. He lived many years after, died, and was buried in the Benn Salem churchyard. He had eleven children-Martin, Daniel, John, Jacob, Jonas, Michael, Conrad, George, William, and a daughter, Elizabeth, who became the wife of Jacob Stiegerwalt, and settled farther up the valley.

From "Heidelberg Families" at the Lehigh Valley Historical Society

In the Revolutionary War Conrad Rehrid was enrolled in the 7th class, 5th Company, (3rd and 6th Battalions) Northampton County Militia... he saw at least three tours of active duty on the frontier against the Indians - 1st in Captain Roeder's company, May 1780; second again in Captain Roeder's company July 16 1781 and also in Captain Adam Diehl's company July 9, 1781, in the last two instances he was a corporal.

  Noted events in his life were:

• Alternate Spell: John Conrad Rehrig. 1

• Alternate Spell: Rohrig, Rerig. 2

• Military: Patriot From Pennsylvania.

• Occupation: Weaver. 2

Conrad married Christina Harter in 1777.1 (Christina Harter was born about 1757 in , Northampton Co, Pennsylvania 1 2 and died after 8 Jan 1826 1.)


1 website, (mostly unconfirmed - no sources - supposition) User contributed information on website (usually no sources).

2 e-mail message from, Meriel Gooding The Rehrig Family.

3 Thomas D. Eckhart, History of Carbon County Volume 1 to 6 (Eckhart and the Carbon History Project, printed by TN Printing Lehighton, Pennsylvania), Vol 1 pg 220.

4 DAR Patriot Index Centenial Edition, Part 2.